Originally Posted by AL trout bum
Man, I wish i could catch them on those "dumb" days. Everytime I go they are Harvard graduates!
I am definitely gettin more into the warmwater pursuits. It has been 4 months since I have stepped foot into a trout stream. I miss it too, but I am only going to fish for trout up in the smokies mainly. The South Holston is probably my favorite. Maybe even more so than the White in Arkansas. It may not have the numbers of large trout like the White, but the numerous 16-18 browns make up for that in my eyes. The few tailwaters close to me have not been stocked in ages and not looking to be anytime soon. I'd rather pursue wild trout anyways!
One of the biggest reasons I don't fish tailwaters much anymore is the shoulder to shoulder fishing it seems to be now. The rivers get so crowded you're basically stuck to one run all day. I like to move around and cover a lot of water when I fish. Plus, the only time I've ever seen my backing while fishing has come from warmwater species (carp).